Information on Celandine

Latin NameChelidonium majus
Other NamesGreater celandine
Part UsedHerb
Herb FormsTincture, homeopathic tablet, bulk herb, powder.
AffectsDigestive system, Respiratory system, Cardiovascular system
CautionsAvoid during pregnancy. The fresh herb is irritating to the mucous membranes--it is safer to use dried herb for teas and extracts. Large doses of the extract may rarely produce such mild side effects as dry mouth and dizziness.
Botanical InfoA loosely-branched delicate annual in the poppy family from two to four feet high with yellow flowers.
DescriptionThe fresh juice of celandine is used for corns, ringworm, and warts applied externally. In Chinese medicine celandine is considered effective for treating bronchitis and whooping cough, which has been supported with laboratory tests showing that its constituents have pain-relieving, antibacterial, and antispasmodic properties.

Celandine has a taste of BITTER, ACRID and a temperature of WARM.


Tincture2-3 droppersful externally

Ailments Treated by Celandine

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Cornscounterirritantfresh juice externally
Wartsantiviralfresh juice externally
Liver, stimulantliver cleanser, stimulantdried herb tea


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